Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has announced that it will appeal a Polish court ruling annulling the fines imposed on Russian natural gas giant Gazprom and five companies responsible for the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that Russia was probably behind apparent sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines carrying Russian gas across the Baltic Sea to Germany.
Poland's prosecutor general has ordered an investigation into the explosions that damaged the Nord Stream pipelines built to carry Russian natural gas to Europe.
Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 were not the paths that should have been taken in German energy policy said the president of the German Bundesrat in Warsaw on Wednesday.
Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has written in German daily Die Welt that while EU member states are supposedly equal, there is a de facto oligarchy in place whereby the strongest countries exert power.
Poland’s prime minister has described Germany’s strategy based on Russian-German reciprocity as “bankrupt,” adding that Poland is trying to convince its western neighbour to ends its dependence on Russian energy.
Poland's prime minister said on Saturday that many in the EU had now realised gas was not only important to Moscow as a source of financing but was also a matter of the "dependence of Europe."
All sanctions against Russia should be on the table, including closing of both Nord Stream pipelines and stopping Russia's access to SWIFT, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said before a Saturday meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
The government spokesperson has stated that the steps taken by Polish diplomacy are designed to make sanctions on Russia as far-reaching as possible.
Jarosław Kaczyński, deputy prime minister for security and head of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, said on Tuesday that strict sanctions must be put on Russia from the very start, otherwise it will not retreat from its offensive stance towards Ukraine.
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